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Discover what University of Waterloo students can do for your talent needs.

  • Designated Canada's most innovative university for the past 25 years, our students and alumni are quick learners who bring fresh ideas fuelled by passion and intelligence to your organization.
  • Waterloo students are exposed to academic excellence. The University is home to many distinguished faculty and researchers including two Canada Excellence Research Chairs, 65 Canada Research Chairs, four Killam Prize winners, and more.  
  • Upon graduation, students will have completed four to six work terms in a competitive employment process - the equivalent of two years of work experience.
  • The success they achieve in co-op translates to our graduates enjoying higher employment rates, more jobs related to their field of study, and higher earnings compared to other students in Canada.         

We're grooming the next generation of the workforce and invite you to become a part of it. Put your organization at the forefront of innovation by hiring Waterloo.

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  1. Jan. 11, 2017A truly Canadian co-op experience

    During his first co-op work term with R.J. Burnside, a Canadian engineering and environment consultant firm, Grant Mitchell traveled to northwestern Alberta to meet with a First Nations community. It turned out that Mitchell’s first co-op experience would involve working on a truly Canadian project: building an indoor hockey rink.  

  2. Jan. 4, 2017Open roads: one co-op student’s experience working abroad

    Having completed over half of her co-operative education abroad in Jordan, Turkey and Singapore, Nataly Arar recognizes the value of an international co-op experience. “I find it important to challenge my way of life,” explained Arar, who is in her fourth year of urban planning at Waterloo. “I find it critical to understand different methods of sustainability and, in many ways, survival. To be able to work together we must understand each other.”

  3. Dec. 13, 2016A trip around the world: co-op edition

    The first place winner: Vik, Iceland.

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